Our Staff

Professional Staff

Dan Bernhart Dan Barnhart, Ed.D. (Director)
Dr. Dan Barnhart serves as the Director of Off-Campus Student Services at UMBC. Before his time at UMBC he worked in Student Affairs and as a faculty member at Stevenson University and Harford Community College. Dan received a Bachelor's degree from James Madison University after serving four years in the US Army Signal Corps. He received a Master's degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from George Washington University. He is a student-centered professional who always looks for ways to connect with students in and out of the classroom. His research interests are persistence factors for veterans, commuters, and transfers.
Hope Arbesman Hope Arbesman (Graduate Assistant)
Hope Arbesman serves as the Graduate Assistant for OCSS. Hope joined OCSS as a Commuter Assistant in August 2013 when she was a student at UMBC. Hope received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and minored in Sociology from UMBC. As a previous transfer student, Hope is passionate about helping other transfer students transition to the UMBC community. Hope is excited to continue her education and learn other ways to help students.
Ernest Evans Ernest Cornell Evans, M.S.Ed. (Coordinator for Commuter Engagement)
Ernest has been at UMBC since January 2014 serving as the Coordinator for Commuter Engagement in the Office of Off-Campus Student Services. Before his time at UMBC, Ernest worked with TRiO Programs and First Year Seminar Courses. Born in raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Ernest received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) in the May 2012. He also received a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Higher Education/Student Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington (IU) in May 2014. Ernest has a passion for the holistic development of the college student and enjoys creating an excellent experience for commuter student at UMBC.
Melvin Green Jr. Melvin Green (Graduate Assistant)
Melvin Green joined OCSS in August 2014 as the Graduate Assistant for Veteran Student Services. A native of New Jersey, Melvin spent 7 years as a U.S. Air Force Linguist and intelligence analyst contributing to both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. In addition to earning a Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs, Melvin learned Arabic, Swahili, and Pashto as an active duty service-member. Melvin is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Information Systems at UMBC.
Donnell James Donnell James (Administrative Assistant II)
Don has worked at UMBC since 2010. He assists with supervising Commuter Assistants and Graduate Assistants. In addition to his general administrative duties, Don also manages Off-Campus Housing operations and the MTA All Access Pass Program here at OCSS. Prior to working at UMBC, Don worked at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing as an Undergraduate/Graduate Academic Program Coordinator in The Acute and Chronic Care Department.
Emily Moroney Emily Moroney, M.S.Ed. (Coordinator for Transition Programs)
Emily has been at UMBC since July 2013, serving as Coordinator for Transition Programs in Off-Campus Student Services. A Cincinnati native, Emily graduated from Wilmington College, Ohio, with Bachelor's degrees in Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Theatre. She received her Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Dayton. Prior to her arrival at UMBC, Emily worked in New Student Programs at the University of Dayton, and as a First Year Adviser at Miami University. Emily is passionate about working with students throughout the various stages of their collegiate journeys, as they explore and embrace endless opportunities here at UMBC and beyond.